Definition of Rachet up
1. Verb. Move by degrees in one direction only. "A ratcheting lopping tool"
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Derivative terms: Ratchet
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Literary usage of Rachet up
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1. Sudan, Oil, and Human Rights by Jemera Rone (2003)
"... and human rights groups (such as those groups opposing food aid to the SPLA), were both seeking ways to rachet up US pressure on Sudan. ..."
2. Making Economic Sense by Murray Newton Rothbard (2006)
"... attempt to impose a single currency and central bank on Europe and force its relatively free economies to rachet up their regulatory and welfare states. ..."